crenate

[kree-neyt]
adjective
having the margin notched or scalloped so as to form rounded teeth, as a leaf.
Also, crenated.


Origin:
1785–95; < Neo-Latin crēnātus, equivalent to Latin crēn(a) a notch, serration (a word occurring in some manuscripts of Pliny, identified with a semantically related set of Rom words; see crenel) + -ātus -ate1

noncrenate, adjective
noncrenated, adjective
subcrenate, adjective
subcrenately, adverb
subcrenated, adjective
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crenate or crenated (ˈkriːneɪt, ˈkriːneɪtɪd)
 
adj
having a scalloped margin, as certain leaves
 
[C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch]
 
crenated or crenated
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin crēnātus, from Medieval Latin, probably from Late Latin crēna a notch]
 
'crenately or crenated
 
adv

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crenate cre·nate (krē'nāt') or cre·nat·ed (-nā'tĭd)
adj.
Having a margin with low, rounded or scalloped projections or indentations.

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Example sentences
The margins of the segments are entire to shallowly crenate.
Margins crenate to truncate-crenate, sinus often thickened.
Leaflets are elliptical in shape, with crenate to serrate margins.
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